The controlled areas charted around the coast of Tor Bay are to ensure the safety of swimmers, kayaks, paddle boards and other slow-moving craft. They are in use between May and September. Within these areas, as well as the enclosed harbours, vessels should proceed with caution and must not exceed 5 knots. Look out for yellow buoys denoting the 5k speed limit at intervals along the entire coast of Tor Bay.
Water ski approach lanes are marked by small yellow conical buoys at Elberry Cove and Livermead Sands, and are the only exceptions.